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argued for granting russia pntr, which has until now been prevented by what is known as the jackson-vanik amendment, focus on the supposedly bilateral trade benefits. the issue that concerns me and many members is not trade but human rights. advocates of repeal say that the jackson-vanik amendment is outdated and is purely symbolic and therefore should be disregarded. but in the ira of human rights, madam speaker, symbols can have a very great importance. over the years jackson-vanik has become a sign of the continuing u.s. commitment to human rights in russia and elsewhere. repealing the amendment could very well be interpreted as an indication that our commitment is now weakening. this would be a terrible signal to send at a time when putin is in the process of imposing ever tighter restrictions on all opposition to his regime, especially democratic activists and any others who dare to defy the authorities. i also oppose granting russia aren't -- pntr at this time because it is but one more concession by the united states in pursuit of the president's failed reset of relations wit
schools they are attractive. >>> lakers have new head coach, not phil jackson. the team announced before midnight that mike deanthony will be joining he previously coached the suns and nicks he replaces mike brown who the lakers fired five games into the season. he was chosen after negotiations with phil jackson broke down over the weekend. >>> san francisco police officer stops stolen vehicle what the driver did that had police swarming a construction site. [ inaudible ] .
-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> jesse jackson, jr. is reportedly discussing a plea deal in the federal investigation against him for alleged misuse of campaign funds. if jackson pleads guilty, he has to step down from office. he was, in fact, just re-elected. he is on medical leave since june for mental health issues. the fbi says he used campaign money to decorate his home. if jackson is forced to step down, a new election would have to be called. >>> stocks are slipping on wall street again one day after the pow posted the biggest one-day drop of the year. they say worries about europe's problems and the expected gridlock in washington are to blame. tyler matheson joins us. they're so many conspiracy theories about what happened yesterday, but wall street has done well as of late. how do we read into today and yesterday? >> today i think things are settling down a little bit compared with yesterday, tamron, and maybe just maybe it's because some of the noises that we're hearing from speaker boehner, from leader reid and even from the administrati
, the lakers have a new head coach it is not phil jackson the team announced before midnight that mike deanthony will be joining the team he replaces brown who lakers fired after five games into the season. reports say the lakers chose deanthony after negotiations with phil jackson broke down over the weekend. >>> this morning nascar says it is too early to predict whether drivers or crewmembers will be suspended following the brought that broke out at the phoenix international raceway. even if you are not a racing fan you have to see this this happen yesterday, jeff gordon, bumps boyer on purpose that the crew -- [ unintelligible ] >>> judge judy is the toughwó t talking judge --. >> they said how could you have a website? i said i can talk and somebody else can did it. i learned now do the ipad which is friendly to a brain like mine. but i had never, i'm happy to say in myselfy years turned on a computer. >> is that good or wow! >> i'm alive! >> that's judge judy on katie at 3 p.m., right here on abc7. >>> 6:20 -- 6:26. =x >>> . >>> good morning it is monday november 12th. gorgeous
open by jesse jackson jr.'s resignation. the general election is set for march 19. running among other names mentioned contenders are jackson's wife, sandy jackson, hutchinson, and illinois state senator napoleon harris. >>> after four years under the chairmanship of mary shapiro, the securities and exchange commission will get new leadership. shapiro became the first woman to lead the s.e.c. announced she will leave her post. by the way she is getting rave reviews from "the wall street journal," t"the washington post" you name it for revitalizing the s.e.c. as a regulatory agency with potential death. the white house has named current s.e.c. commissioner elisse walter to chair the agency going forward. walter can serve through december 2013 but then the president must name a permanent successor who must be approved by the senate. the commission will have a party split so there may be pressure for the president to appoint somebody more permanent more immediately. >>> a long, drawnout fiscal cliff negotiations aren't to go the market any favors. becky quick is here with the market rundo
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
jackson jr., the son of the rev. jesse jackson holding on to his illinois house seats. of course he has been fighting depression to map out of public view for months now. and so the republican opponents thought, well, i might be able to unseat this guy. look at that margin. even with a guy who did not campaign. essentially being hospitalized about the public view completely you know, complete confusion. what's going on. no accounting for what he's doing. no accounting for the status of his health, and he still wins in the walk. as we go through some of the other races, we can look at the texas senate. ted crews will pick up this victory. that would be a very, very big win. right now, of course, really electrified republican conventioneers and talked about the latino appeal within the republican party. they hope that this will be a sign that latinos would gravitate to that ted cruises and others and say maybe the republican party is opening its arms to latinos and general. again, it remains to be seen, but that is a big pickup. a guy who was barely know a little more than a year ago movi
lisa jackson. that's just the first string. let's see who my panel thinks is going to change up. i think obviously petraeus is not hanging out for the second term. >> no. >> the interesting one is secretary of state. who goes in, in place of hillary clinton? >> i have no idea. >> i know the language has been susan rice as one possibility. susan rice, obviously, we've got the benghazi problem associated with her, whether or not that's over. then the other one, of course, is john kerry of massachusetts. the problem is if you pull kerry down from massachusetts, there is a guy walking around massachusetts right now who would like a senate seat, right? you could totally end up with a situation of him running again? any sense of how the president might negotiate that decision? >> no sense at all. you know, kerry has been widely known to covet this job for a long time. speaking for myself, i always thought he would make a fine secretary of state. in the old-fashioned sense of who would do a good job, this is someone i think who showed us when he was a presidential candidate in the senate,
at all. widely speculated the team would rehire phil jackson and $10 million a year demand. they got a bargain. >> so what happened? >> he didn't want to do it. he didn't want to be a part time coach for $10 million. >>> a picture of the science from lance armstrong. over the weekend armstrong tweeted this photo where he's sitting among his jerseys. his post said back in austin and laying around. he was stripped of those titles last month. he repeatedly used performance enhancing drugs. >> that's pure coincidence. come on. >> why did he tweet that? why? let it go for a while. >> not making you likable. and weren't all that likable to begin with. >> he's going to lose his last hand that way. >> he didn't tell anybody that. >> how do we know? >> nobody wants to listen to me when i start talking about sports cause they call me a hater. >> pretty much are. >> i am a hater but i'm just saying. >> i miss phil jackson. >> i don't. >> why? >> he comes back and stack the teams. whatever. whatever. >> the lakers do seem like they are stacked this year. >> that ship sales. >> i just like the l
house race, and jesse jr. has been -- jesse jackson, jr. has been projected the winner of the house race. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually w
king. he was there with may yard ja--d jackson. we have always had a good give and take. he has never spoken like that before. i have never heard him speak like that. >> i don't know if he is older. >> he didn't say it. let me say he has issues. >> he is quoted as saying it. >> it is not a quote. >> this is -- even the mayor was shocked and they were caught off guard. the pastor of the church. they tried to vote for it. >> i have known him for years. never. >> honestly i was shocked. >> mill bar the million dollar man the guy who said all of the controversial things i still sent president obama out there to vote for the female vote to take a million dollars from a guy who uses the c word against governor palin and worse for others. he should have said i don't want that money. >> sure. i think he is definitely mu culpable on some of the statements he made. people say he is mass soiog nis. let me say what do you do with people who say things like oh tar baby or obama is really not an american. >> you called him out on it. >> who is going to win? >> it is very close. i heard you earlier
. it will be a little wet early from savannah to tallahassee, jackson, daytona beach. the i-4 corridor could have issues. but that should sweep out by the afternoon and this evening. the other tricky spot for travel in the northern plains, heading from wisconsin to minnesota, you may have a little bit of light wintry precip. that's about it. not too many issues. maybe showers around chicago later today. the forecast for your election day, once again, just the southeast, that's the storm. now let's track it, that will become the nor'easter. good news. further off the coast. very important, that means the winds will be lighter for the coastal areas especially of new jersey. the waves smaller. the storm surge will be a little less. because of the colder air in place, we'll see a better chance of snow right along the jersey shore and inland new jersey. maybe even new york city, too. willie, doesn't look like a crippling storm or enough heavy snow for a lot of power outages. we're talking about a wednesday inconvenience type afternoon and evening. >> let's hope so. bill karins, your forecast looks all the be
jackson. if she could do that, i'd vote for her. >> she's the head of the epa and once they're in office reliable votes for president obama if he wins. >> of course. >> paul: one surprise before we go, heather wilson has been closing the republican there, a tough state because mitt romney isn't going to win that state, but that may be one to look at, 'cause she's been gaining. coming up in our second half hour, with the national polls tied up all eyes are on independents. we'll check in with pollster witt ayers who has new numbers. with all 135 house seats up. a look at what the 113th congress might look like and a roundup of other measures on the ballot in states across the country. including a big showdown in california. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-8
in jackson, mississippi, independent. caller: good morning. newly appointed superintendent, i met with yesterday. we have 30,000 students and 2000 are homeless. 70% of our schools in the city, i visited alternative schools where we had the bus driver and security guards running the alternative schools. we have teachers who are failing these students and failed those students' parents and grandparents. they've been in the school system's 25 for 30 years. we accept this. we fired a coach at southern university yesterday because they went 0-12. how is it we led 75% of our students fail and we continue to retain the same principals and teachers? 76% of our schools in jackson need to be charter schools. this is the only outlet that i see for the future of our children in jackson, mississippi. host: let me throw this into the mix before we go. schools install a tracking system despite protests. ships pinpoint location of students. -- chips. perry, philadelphia, tennessee, democratic caller. how you fix the school system? caller: i appreciate you letting me speak. years ago i was in sout
and with his help he ascended the jobs in the yet penetration of andrew jackson. first he helped him become the u.s. attorney general, then the secretary of the treasury and then in 1836 the chief justice of the supreme court. he went on to write the dred scott decision in 1857 which effectively legalized slavery and he's in the coming of the civil war so they were inseparable political figures in this period and influential and important in a way that is totally forgotten. in washington there is a bridge that crosses the potomac river in the park where he used to live and in the park there's lots of exhibits that are devoted to him and there is one that says he was active in antislavery causes and this is wrong, completely wrong. it would be more active to say that he was active in suppressing the antislavery causes. part of the point of the book is to remind people of things we really don't want to remember about our own history so this is also a book about the real francis scott key but i don't want to give the wrong impression. this book is not a polemical book or out to score points. i
democracy or is it going to go more toward traditional conservative populism of a jackson or a reagan. certainly, when a country manages to deal with such a deadlock or to change the direction, it comes only through presidential leadership. it doesn't come through any other means. so, you've got a lot of red here, and that may be a good harbinger for your party but it does not say anything about how the country is going to move forward in terms of what you promote. so, given all of that -- if you buy any of it -- to what extent do you see any way in the world that the next four years will be anything other than a continuation of the last four, -- struggling, muddling through, kicking the can down the road and not really dealing with the fundamental problems of america? >> 3 very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts -- before and after the 2010 election, just as the clinton administration was also two parts. they never talk about -- the talk about the last six years, when republicans were present, -- were present, with welfare reform, but they never talk ab
is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if there was an unwanted pregnancy, it was the woman's fault because she did not take your pills. now, let us
. women we have a champion." paris jackson said "saying a prayer, thank you, god. and #, don'thavetomovetocanada. >> donald trump, the ever shrinking violet wrote "well, back to the drawing board." this is how celebrities are reacting. >> you got to love, i guess the cele celebro twitter board. >> yep, yep, there you go. >> there's a look at it as we go to a break and we will be back again with so much more as we know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ what does home feel like? it's in the faces of americans who built generations of memories in their home and then saw it slipping away. until friends they have never met, turned out to lend a hand. for more than 30 years, rebuilding together has spread hope to home owners in need. providing free home rehabilitation, making homes safer and more energy efficient. go to rebuilding together dot org and share the feeling o
. >> criminal defense attorney joey jackson is on the case, joins us from new york. joey, is this a little premature, an initiative just passed last week, the federal law still stands that marijuana is illegal. >> well, how are you doing, ted. good to see you. and happy veterans day, go veterans of america, you do a great job. it comes down to a question of discretion. it is a discretional question at the federal level and at state level. why? because we all know, you and i both know, for more than 40 years, right, the federal government has said, no, to marijuana. they said it is illegal. so therefore because of our supremacy clause, right, which is article six, section two, of the constitution, the feds, it is illegal there and the feds have supremacy over the states. so if it is illegal at the federal level, whatever state does, it is illegal there as well. there is always the question of discretion. the people have spoken and in these respective states and i think the federal government may, in fact, respect that right and therefore say because the people have spoken at the state level
media slash entertainment night corner because katie perry tweeted done and dusted. . >> paris jackson said saying a prayer, thank you god and timely, donald trump wrote, well, back to the drawing board. this is how some celebrities are reacting to the results. >> you have to love the celebrity twitter world. . >> is it possible to go back to that photo. >> yeah. >> take a look as we go to a break and we'll be back with more. know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. ññjodç >> announcer: welcome back to nbc news live coverage of election night 2012. we have a winner. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. >> we have a winner. it is now 9:00 on the west coast and we are awaiting the president coming out to speak about -- >> he's with the romney campaign. says romney has not called president obama yet but we want to go to jake tapper who is in chicago and the crowd is growing there as well. not quite as big as four years ago, jake, but just as much excitement. >> reporter: they are, indeed, just as excited although, of course,
talented artist. had an art show last month at 100. now, see, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. so, maybe you're trying to figure out question seven. well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the po
to be close. it's going to be close. i'll say about the same -- i'm here in jackson so this is a republican area but he won't win this state probably. host: thanks for the call. we appreciate it. this is a live view of the white house. a comment on our twitter feed saying -- host: if you are just joining us live coverage on the final campaign appearances from president obama and romney. we'll have that live when it happens. in the meantime the candidates chris crossing the state. we heard from paul ryan earlier today. biden was in virginia earlier today. >> hello virginia. you guys look pretty warm. how are you guys doing? are you ready to re-elect barack obama and joe biden? [applause] >> are you ready to elect tim mccain? [applause] >> i know some of you have been volunteering for weeks and weeks and months and months on end. thank you, thank you, thank you. you know in 2008 virginia was the place, the eppi center of the election. in 2008, it was virginia that elected barack obama. are you ready to do it again? [applause] we're back to being another battleground state. and we all want our
will change the nature of the electorate. >> he is the first incumbent president since and jackson to be reelected with fewer votes than he got the first time. he will win with low 300 electoral votes. that is hardly a landslide. it is his mandate? -- what is his mandate? he did say, "elect me because that other guy is really scummy." he is overseeing a polarized electorate. we are a very clean the electorate. in walks president obama who now has to -- now has a second chance to fill the promises of his first election, which were to forge a consensus across the aisle to solve the big problems in this country. the election was too much about the small things. >> a stark reminder of the present cost challenge going forward. he won independence in 2008 but he lost them last night. he got out democrats. the center of this country preferred romney. >> the center of the country is tired of the status quo and voted for the status quo. we have the same ruling structure. >> mitt romney did not present a tempting alternative, as beth put it in one of her stories. one place that will start is
diverse nation. host: let's go to jackson, mississippi, on the democratic line. caller: good morning. i'm very glad i got through. i'm very interested in what you are talking about. i am just elated that this gentleman is on and speaking of the hispanic people. i think they are doing a great job. they come here to work. their values are no different than american values. they want family. they want to take care of their kids. they want their kids educated. they want their children to be able to work in this society just like everybody in america. everybody in america huckster remember there -- america house to remember their ancestors came here for the same reasons -- everybody in america has to remember that their ancestors came here for the same reasons. the gentleman that was on before that was talking about we need to learn our values -- we have not learned our own values yet. host: max sevilla? guest: i take great pride in the fact we are upright -- a nation of immigrants. we are a melting pot. through our diversity, we have a new and interesting for festive -- an interesting persp
andrew jackson to be reelected with a smaller share of the popular vote than the first time. >> thanks for this panel. i want to pick it off something you were saying about science- based relative. the october surprise was hurricane sandy, with the bloomberg endorsement, christie, a bipartisan appeal, etc. on the right, you see them looking over their shoulder in terror of being taken on in primaries. yesterday four of the five members in congress targeted by the leak of co conservation went down in defeat. they were targeted for taking anti-science positions and independent districts. is the ice stunning to melt and break up in the republican party owith this reign of terror of the no-nothing wing of climate science? is there an opening for the administration to go more boldly on climate? >> is sandy a turning point? >> the whole discussion of climate change has become so polarized that i think that if we can address some of our economic challenges, if we can address some of our immigration challenges, there are things that are a whole lot higher on the priority list and trying to ove
" with representative jesse jackson jr. -- also on the congressional front, allen west, the tea party- backed african-american in florida who lost his reelection writes today in the "washington times" -- he said that his lawyers saw no way to the effect the outcome of that recounts in the district. so that's this morning. also, the front page of the washington times has a lengthy piece about the what is causing the recovery in the united states to sputter. so those are some other stories for you this morning. we will keep looking at the newspapers as we get your thoughts on our question for all of you, which is in the washington times and the new york times this morning, front- page stories about one-party rule. the washington times asked if is a cure for gridlock. looking at state legislatures. michael on the line. caller: thanks for taking my call. i voted democrat in the last election and i have grown to regret. i would like to say this to all the voters out there. whether you are democrats, republican, independent, it does not matter. what matters is the people that elected officials to represent
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> and w
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> and we're back now at 8:37 with more on this election day tweef. a few months ago you probably didn't give too much thought to things like big bird, binders full of women and bayonets. >> and they have become words and images that have sparked endless conversations online, not to mention many fake twitter accounts on the internet. willie geist is here with his top five meme. >> all understand what a meme is. >> something that takes on a life of its own. you'll see here when we st
at the jefferson-jackson dinner. and then, on a cold january night, you stood up for barack, because you knew that he would stand up for you. and over these past four years, our family has been truly blessed -- truly blessed -- by all of the love and support and prayers that we have received from every corner of this country. and barack has been truly blessed to have all of you by his side as we have worked together to bring that change we can believe in. it is an honor and a privilege to serve this nation -- just know that. and tomorrow, we get the chance to finish what we started here in iowa. tomorrow, all across this state, all across this country, we will line up and vote in libraries and community centers, in school gyms. we're going to knock on doors until our fingers are numb. we're going to make calls until our voices are hoarse. and we won't stop until every voice and every last vote is counted. and we will do it. we will do it, because while we have come so far, we know that there is so much more to do. and what we really, truly know is that we cannot turn back now. we need to keep
jesse jackson jr. reelected. our next call comes from nashville, tennessee. this is the jacob. caller: thank you for receiving my call. i voted for jill stein. i feel both parties are very short sighted as far as the future of the planet. it is proven by the flooding and so forth. if we do not get into sustainable thinking, then all of this is basically a moot question. also, at each individual has their own responsibility to change their lifestyle so that they do not get sick. it is a two edged sword. corporations will always trump the environment for short-term gains. for example, the promotion of soft drinks. all of these things are killing us, and it is an economic factor. therefore, i am relieved that obama got in, the lesser of two evils thing, but i definitely feel like we are sure-sided. host: have you looked on line to total votell stein's take was? caller: i have not looked. i am sure it is less than 1%. the thing about third parties it is they can have an influence, and if each of us raises consciousness, that could change things. host: as we mentioned earlier, there is a c
since and jackson to be reelected with fewer votes than he got the first time. he will win with low 300 electoral votes. that is hardly a landslide. it is his mandate? -- what is te?is manda he did say, "elect me because that other guy is really scummy." he is overseeing a polarized electorate. we are a very clean the electorate. in walks president obama who now has to -- now has a second chance to fill the promises of his first election, which were to forge a consensus across the aisle to solve the big problems in this country. the election was too much about the small things. >> a stark reminder of the present cost challenge going forward. he won independence in 2008 but he lost them last night. he got out democrats. the center of this country preferred romney. >> the center of the country is tired of the status quo and voted for the status quo. we have the same ruling structure. >> mitt romney did not present a tempting alternative, as beth put it in one of her stories. one place that will start is the republican primaries. that was an interesting process this year with interesting p
night, there was also the tribute to michael jackson. his mom was in the audience. for the tribute of her son. which of those routines was your favorite? >> they were beautiful. there were so many. i really loved "dirty diana" with tony and melissa. i thought that was a brilliant routine. >> they've been doing a great job all season long. >> i know. it's been incredible. this season is so exciting to watch because you don't know who is going to be on top of the leaderboard. and they're all really -- they're raising the bar with the creativity and being inventive. it's awesome. >> we can't wait for your performance tonight. you put out a little hint. "forever your girl" music video. can you tell us more about what to expect? >> well, it's very exciting for me to be able to go back and revisit four of my hit songs and to rerecord them and put together a wonderful medially that is, in my head, it's called the "dream medley." it's everything i've wanted to do. and a place like "dancing with the stars," they allow the platform to do amazing things. i'll keep my fingers crossed that ever
? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
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